Photography, Associate in Fine Arts
The Photography program develops professional image-makers through student-centered inquiry and practice in visual communication. Studies in Photography encompass the history, critical and aesthetic theory, and varied practices of photography as a medium of visual communication and expression in a diverse cultural society. Students explore a variety of photographic formats, including 35mm, medium format, and 4x5 view cameras and acquire experience in black-and-white, color, alternative, and digital imaging processes using state of the art methods, tools and facilities.
The Associate in Fine Arts Photography degree will prepare students to transfer into a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Students will be provided with all foundation-level studio courses with a primary concentration in photography.
Any remediation in Reading, English or Mathematics must be completed before beginning first semester courses. First-year requirements must be satisfied before beginning second-year course work.
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a proficiency with camera skills sufficient to produce consistent quality photographic imagery.
- Demonstrate advanced skills in materials and processes used in photography.
- Demonstrate a general knowledge of the history of photography from the 19th century to present day and its function in visual culture in the context of global art.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the elements and principles of two and three dimensional design, color theory, drawing and art historical references.
- Communicate in an effective and professional manner both verbally and in writing about the creation and contextual analysis of visual images.
- Communicate issues of critical thinking skills via the creation of artworks and participation in the formal critique process.
- Produce a portfolio demonstrating a coherent personal vision and visual literacy.
The degree Associate in Fine Arts is awarded upon successful completion of the photography course sequence with a grade of “C” (2.0 GPA) or better in all ART courses. ART courses with a grade lower than “C” must be repeated.
First Semester (15 credits)
|ART 130 - Drawing I||3|
|ART 122 - Two Dimensional Design||3|
|ART 133 - Photography I for A.F.A. majors||3|
|ENG 100 - Composition I||3|
|MAT 120 - Modern College Mathematics||3|
Second Semester (18 credits)
|ART 123 - Color and Design||3|
|ART 124 - Three Dimensional Design||3|
|ART 134 - Photography II for A.F.A. Majors||3|
|ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature||3|
|ART 116 - History of Photography||3|
|Social Science Elective - 3 credits|
Third Semester (15 credits)
|ART 211 - Digital Imaging||3|
|ART 236 - Digital Photography I||3|
|ART 237 - Alternative Processes||3|
|ART 238 - Medium Format Photography||3|
|History/Humanities Elective - 3 credits|
Fourth Semester (16 credits)
|ART 239 - Digital Photography II||3|
|ART 240 - Large Format Photography||3|
|ART 241 - Portfolio Presentation||3|
|Laboratory Science (see list below) 4 credits|
|History/Humanities (see list below) 3 credits|